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How do I get a hotel room in the centre when everything is sold out (and more expensive) because of a big event?

I want to visit the Koningsdag (Dutch national holiday) and am looking for a hotel in the centre (not a hostel, I want my own room). I have checked various portals (including Airbnb) and everything at ...
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How to plug an HDMI cable into a hotel HDMI port which is accessible but concealed?

I have an Amazon Firestick that I like to use sometimes with TV's in hotels. Unfortunately, the TV's are usually mounted on the walls in such a way that the HDMI ports are accessible, but difficult to ...
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Hotel reservation for a couple applying for Schengen Visa

I'm travelling to Amsterdam and Paris with my girlfriend. We made the hotel reservation in Amsterdam under my name, and the Paris hotel reservation under hers. But in both the reservations, there's no ...
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What is a "consecutive stay plan"?

We're trying to book a hotel room in Japan. There are two options for the same room and same duration: with or without "consecutive stay plan", the latter being slightly less expensive (e.g. ...
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Should I give my credit card number, expiry date and CVV to a hotel in order to receive a refund?

I recently stayed in a hotel in Perth, WA. They charged my card for the room and added a security bond to be refunded after I leave. This was all debited from my UK credit card. They now say that ...
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How to search for a hotel for family with more than 2 children?

We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children aged between 8 and 10 in the UK. We do like to travel and usually end up booking our stay via AirBnB. Sometimes though we want to stay at a proper hotel or, ...
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What can I do with less than 5000 expiring Hilton Honors points?

I have a couple of thousand Hilton Honors points expiring in July. I virtually never stay in Hiltons and have no plans to do so before or after July, so I'd prefer to just clear out my balance and be ...
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Staying overnight in Abu Dhabi airport

I'm flying from JFK to COK through AUH. My flight is with Etihad and has an 8-hour layover in Abu Dhabi. I didn't know about their free stopover program, and it seems like the layover is too short to ...
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Room for 3 people with 2 twin beds?

I'm searching for hotels in Europe (France, Switzerland, Italy) on Hotels.com for our upcoming trip. We need a room for 3 (my husband, I, and our 9 year-old son) but keep getting suggestions for rooms ...
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Are there cheaper ways to book all-inclusive resorts?

I almost never book a room in those giant, all-inclusive, beachfront resorts due to them being very expensive on Booking.com and other hotel websites. But this got me thinking - perhaps I'm doing it ...
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What's the keyword to find hotels where the pool is heated above 27C?

As best as I can tell, hotel pools fall into 3 categories: No heating / heating by solar energy alone. The water is usually around the same temperature as the air, maybe a bit warmer if there's a lot ...
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Where can I find a room for day use in Manila, Philippines?

One of the flights I am considering taking next month has a rather long layover in Manila Airport (MNL) during the day: it arrives early in the morning and leaves in the evening. I may want to sleep ...
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Are fancy hotels less likely to have bedbugs than cheap hotels in the United States?

This week I’m staying in a cheap hotel (eg, Motel 6) and a fancy hotel (eg, Hilton). A friend of mine commented that staying at a cheap hotel makes it more likely to encounter bed bugs. Are they ...
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Seeking Hotel Recommendations in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Pai with Indian Vegetarian Food Options

We're a vegetarian family of five from India, and we're planning a trip to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Pai from December 5th to 15th. Could you recommend hotels in these locations that offer Indian ...
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A complete list of rated hotels in Turkey

I have reached an area of Turkey where hotels are few and far between, which is making it more challenging to plan my trip. I am therefore looking for new ways to find suitably located accommodation ...
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Do they wash the decorative pillowcases?

There are many pillows on the bed in many hotels (six or more), do they wash all pillowcases including the decorative ones? I want to hear from an insider.
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Accidental bank transaction fees

The hotel in Munich I stayed in a few weeks ago, accidentally charged my Visa card twice, which led to an extra 1000 Euro charge to my account. My UK bank charges fees for the use of this card outside ...
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Why do hotels still put soap bars in the rooms instead of liquid soap? [closed]

Why do hotels still put soap bars in the rooms? They are so cumbersome to use. They are tiny and slippery, possibly bad for the environment as most will be wasted. Even worse, rarely there is a soap ...
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Can I add a second occupant to a hotel room at check-in?

I have a business trip to London, and have booked my hotel through my employer. It's a large multinational so it has its own internal system for booking, meaning that I don't have full control over ...
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How do I choose hotel check-in and check-out dates?

My plane lands the 20th July at 17:35 (5:35 PM). My plane takes off the 28th July at 13:50 (1:50 PM) Check in at the hotel is 15:00 (3 PM). Check out is 12:00 (12 PM) Do I book from 20 July to 27 ...
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Travelling as mixed indonesian-european unmarried couple in Indonesia and Bali 2023

I would like to spend some days in Bali with my girlfriend sharing a room, an apartment or a villa. She is Indonesian, I'm European. We have a long-distance relationship and we usually meet in other ...
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Understanding booking dot com's "Free Cancellation" Policy

I booked some hotel and due to different reasons, had to cancel. I had booked with free cancellation no pre-payment (I did not read it at the time of booking as I wasn't expecting to cancel). I paid ...
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How can I tell if my accommodation is earthquake-proof?

I'm travelling to Bucharest (Romania), which is at risk of earthquakes. How can I tell if my hotel or other accommodation is propertly built and safe from earthquakes?
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Search for hotels with saunas

Can you recommend a website for searching hotels with saunas or steam rooms worldwide? I often travel on business to different countries and for relaxation I like to regularly visit a sauna. However, ...
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making multiple week long back to back reservations for a hotel with the intention of canceling all but one of them

The premiere hotel in Yosemite is the Ahwahnee Hotel and, if you want to stay there in the summer, you generally need to book it a year in advance. The premiere hike in Yosemite is Half Dome. The last ...
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Are there local websites for booking hotels in Caracas/Venezuela?

I'm planning a trip to Caracas and looking at Booking.com, the selection of hotels seems pretty poor with only 22 options. Kayak has 38 options which is better but still seems like there should be ...
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Expedia charged my card even though the "Reserve Now, Pay At Property" option was selected

I booked a hotel in Paris for three nights on Expedia using the "Reserve Now, Pay at Property" option for 616 euros. I was asked to guarantee the booking with a credit card, and within two ...
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Is there a website to book hotel rooms or homestays with multiple payments and multiple invoices?

Do you know of a website or travel agent like Booking.com or Airbnb that allows you to book a hotel stay or homestay and split the payment between multiple people, each receiving their own invoice for ...
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Do the terms "booking" and "reservation" mean different things in the hotel industry?

On online travel agencies (OTAs) such as booking.com, the term "booking" can refer to multiple rooms. On property management systems (PMSs) such as Opera, the term "reservation" ...
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Is there a way to find hotels along a subway/metro line?

Is there a way (app or website) to find hotels along a subway or metro line if I don't really care about which station? For example, if I need to get to Heathrow airport in London, I would like to ...
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When do hotels typically run promotions?

This past Black Friday/Cyber Monday I noticed a bunch of hotels in major cities (and took advantage for a couple of upcoming vacations through the first half of next year). I'm curious now how often ...
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Why do hotels have sanitary bags?

What is the purpose of the bag? Why not just throw hygiene products directly to the garbage can after wrapping it with paper, same as what people do in their home. Sanitary bags in hotels are usually ...
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Is there anything wrong with booking a partner offer?

I recently called Booking.com about a situation where I had booked a hotel on booking.com and received a confirmation email from booking.com, but when I showed up at the hotel they couldn't find my ...
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Can you leave your luggage at a hotel you're not staying at?

Let's say I was traveling, with my luggage, from city A to city C, but en route I wanted to stay in city B for several hours to explore it. Exploring the city with a bunch of luggage would not be my ...
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How can I find hotels in a given area that rent rooms with no windows?

I sometimes prefer rooms without window. How can I find hotels in a given area that rent rooms with no windows? Do some accommodation search engines have such a filter?
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What are "Hollywood Twin" beds?

The rather swanky Andaz Singapore advertises that some of its rooms, like this one, have "Hollywood Twin beds". No further detail is provided, although from the picture the beds look a ...
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Do you pay for the breakfast in advance?

Sites, like booking.com, usually have an option to pay for breakfast in advance. What is the general recommendation? Is paying in advance cheaper than just showing up and paying in person if you like ...
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What good reasons are there for checking into a hotel online

Many chain hotels now offer online check-in in advance of a stay. How does this work (I still need a key / keycard so I still have to queue when I arrive, surely) and what would be the advantages (to ...
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Flight + hotel flexible dates search?

Here on Travel.SE we have a well-developed question about how to search flights with flexible dates and destinations How can I do a "broad" search for flights? We also have some pieces how ...
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Greek hotels taking pictures of passports for tourist tax

Has anyone had the experience of having their passport photographed at check-in at Greek hotels? This has happened to me twice at different hotels. I travel often to Greece and this practice was never ...
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Travel guide Yaounde-Cameroon to Goma -Congo (land only ) [closed]

I will like to make a trip from Yaounde Cameroon to Goma-Congo via land only no ferry or river. Please if any one have a guide please help. I'm a Cameroonian with Cameroon passport
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Date/Price chart for Hotels [duplicate]

Google Flights, and probably other travel sites, has a great tool to find better prices based on dates (or date ranges). For example, here is the Date screen from Google flights and an example Price ...
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Hotel cancelled my booking while my Schengen visa application is pending

I am from Turkey and I am currently waiting for a Tourist Schengen Visa so that I can travel to Hungary in August. Today, I received an email saying that my hotel is no longer available and that I ...
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Is there a dress code in 5 star hotels in London?

I'm planning a trip to London and am surprised to find that some 5-star hotels are cheaper, better located, and better rated than some 4-star hotels. I was thinking of staying in one however, I am ...
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VIsiting Jordan as an unmarried couple

I have been planning to visit Jordan (Amman or Aqaba, itinerary not fully scheduled yet) with my girlfriend. To my great surprise some of the hotels I looked through hotel consolidator websites claim ...
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What does it mean when a hotel has "transfer from airport" in booking.com?

I am booking an hotel in booking.com. I usually try to use local transportations to transfer from the airport. I have never used hotel transfer services. However, this time I have booked an hotel that ...
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Expectations when dressing in a Dutch hotel room (no curtains)

I am traveling to the Netherlands. The hotel (I've been there before) has no curtains or blinds in the rooms - very typical for the country. In front of the window runs a street, not particularly wide,...
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Are they entitled to a hotel accommodation during transit?

My brother and his family, including 2 kids (all with Jordanian passports) are travelling from Georgia to Amman. During the flight, they will stop at Frankfurt airport for transit for 15 hours. This ...
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Long layover (22h) for elder relative at BKK airport

Since I have no experience in longer layover times and my grandmother (philippine citizen) will leave Germany soon to go back to the Philippines, I have a few questions. They will stay for 22 hours in ...
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I took down my "do not disturb sign," but my room never got cleaned. Should I have expected it to be?

On a current stay at a mid-level hotel chain in El Paso, Texas, we left the do-not-disturb sign on the door in the morning, until we were done with breakfast, and getting ready for the day. Our room ...
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